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Lake Ingram

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For those that haven’t been there, or been there during high tide where it actually looks like a lake/big buddy of water, this is it during a low tide. The fishing can be very active since most fish end up concentrated in these channels. We didn’t catch anything big this time out, but plenty of these little guys. Plus there were a few crocodiles to look at up on the banks.
Water Sky Lake Fisherman Fish
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Unfortunately, it looks as if rising sea levels will eventually claim the area. Isn’t that why the Park Service is building/built/rebuilt the dams? They’re supposed to be the stop gap to head off the process man put in effect the many years ago?
Remember reading that when East Cape Canal was first dug, you could jump across it. And, that Ingram was a natural freshwater lake/estuary…
Every part of Florida's ecosystems have been negatively affected by what the Army Corps of Engineers (and Chamber of Commerce) did for decades, and the efforts to repair as much of the damage as possible are taking a back seat to population growth and development.
 

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Link to a paper written in 2010. The first paragraph outlines the problem clearly.

https://acwi.gov/sos/pubs/2ndJFIC/Contents/5C_Boudreau_02_25_10_paper.pdf
Good info @iMacattack

A link to a youtube video about the government's Cape Sable Canals Dam Restoration Project in 2010-11:


...and 11 years later, we finally have the funding and initiative to finish the job with the help of The Florida Audubon Society and Ducks Unlimited leading the project:

 

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The incursion of saltwater into formerly freshwater marsh systems as the result of sea level rise has also led to physical collapse of the marshes.
You really have to look at any information provided by government sources as suspect. They have earned our distrust honestly, lol.

The marsh collapsing or sinking due to erosion, man-made depletion of and/or changes to the Biscayne Aquifer, massive movement of sediment, additional tidal saltwater intrusion and stronger currents from man-made canals, make more sense than the BS narrative about climate change or sea levels rising.
 
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